In this Issue: APC 2022 Annual Meeting Registration Deadline, APC Honors 2022 Awardees, Medical Student Open House, VALID Updates and More!

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APC E-News: May 2022


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APC 2022 Annual Meeting Registration Deadline, APC Honors 2022 Awardees, Medical Student Open House, VALID Updates and More!

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Academic Pathology

Academic Pathology is APC's fully open-access, PubMed-indexed, peer-reviewed journalAcademic Pathology has moved from Sage to Elsevier and a new manuscript submission site has officially launched. Submit a manuscript and gain international recognition for your advances in pathology education, administration or practice.

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Upgrade Your Donor Level

All donors are recognized at the recently updated levels as a contributor (less than $500), annual member ($500-$9,999), or lifetime member ($10,000 or more). DONATE NOW at any level to cultivate and inspire the pipeline of academic pathology!

Every contribution invests in the future and legacy of academic pathology to advance and improve health care by fostering the development of academic pathology and future leaders in academic practice, education, and research.

ICPI Residency Directory

Want to add programs or events, or rejoin the ICPI Residency Directory? Contact [email protected] or click here to submit program details, events, or listing updates.

NEW THIS YEAR – Free Program Advertising

Departments with ICPI Residency Directory listings may add other training programs (except fellowship programs) at NO additional charge, as long as they are based in the same department. Post-sophomore fellowships, MSTP programs, PSTP programs, PhD programs, and med tech, histotech, and cytotech training programs are all now included in the ONE price of a Residency Program listing! Plus, add Residency Program Open Houses to ICPI event listings!

Check out the *NEW* ICPI website which continues to evolve and improve as a resource to students and residents.

Visit today!

Virtual Events

View Past Recordings
A reminder that all past recorded APC Virtual Events can be easily found on the APC website. These past recordings include interesting Town Hall discussions, informative Regional Meetings, and much more! The recordings can be viewed on our Past Virtual Events webpage.

Job Postings

Do you have a job opening at your institution?
Members can share openings with their section listserv network for free as a member benefit. Job openings can also be posted directly to APC’s Career Center (Job Board), which has broad national visibility.

Post or Search for jobs at:

Listserv Networks

Guidelines: Members are expected to abide by the APC listserv policies. For more information on APC’s listservs, visit the APC website at:

Best Practice: When sending messages to the listserv, please be sure to include a short signature line with at least your name, role, institution, and email address so that other members can reach you directly if needed.

Archives: To view the archive of listserv messages, log in to your member profile and access the E-lists under My Features.

Membership Updates

New Members should complete our short online New Member Inquiry Form found at:

Please inform us of any changes in your departmental membership roster by sending us a message at [email protected].

Member Profile

Members may log in to the APC website to edit their personal profiles and contact information. Once logged in, members can access exclusive APC resources.

Get Involved - Join a Committee!

Active Chair discussion on issues of common interest occurs primarily through APC's committee activities. All Chairs are invited to participate in any of APC's Committees:

NEW Committees

  • Clinical Service Leaders
  • PhD Program Leaders

If you are a Chair who is interested in joining one of the above committees, please submit your written request to the APC office at [email protected].

APC 2021 On-Demand Recordings

Couldn’t Attend REAL APC 2021?
Meeting content is still available through APC’s 2021 Online Learning Program! Register today and get instant access to ALL meeting content including Pre-Recorded Presentations and Live Discussion Sessions. APC's 2021 Online Learning Program offers a robust amount of educational content to meet your continuing education and professional development needs! Click here for more information on registration and pricing, which includes CME for physicians who claim by July 7, 2022.

Paths to Progress:
APC Newsletter

Paths to Progress

Reflect on a unique and challenging year by reading the 2020 Edition of the APC Annual Newsletter, Paths to Progress. Stay up to date with committee reports, Section updates, and other workgroup/task force reports in the latest edition of Paths to Progress.

Find the 2020 Edition and previous issues of Paths to Progress on APC's website at:

Monthly e-News Archive

Find all previous issues of APC's Monthly e-News at:


Important Updates from the APC:

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APC 2022 ANNUAL MEETING - Register by 5/31 for Reduced Rates!
Chicago, IL (Hybrid) | July 17-20, 2022

APC and its Section Councils are excited to announce that registration is open for the 2022 APC Annual Meeting at the beautiful Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois from July 17-20, 2022 (Sun-Wed). Attendees will have the option to register for IN-PERSON or REMOTE participation. Register by 5/31 for reduced rates!

In-person attendees will enjoy more networking time for long-overdue hallway conversations and live sessions devoted to discussion. Remote attendees will access by Zoom a live view of panelists and participate in discussion via chat facilitated by an in-room moderator.  ALL will have access to pre-recorded presentations, in advance of the live discussion sessions, to increase the opportunity for engagement during the meeting.

Each in-person registrant also receives ONE ticket to APC’s Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening for the live presentation of service awards. Remote registrants will receive an attendee engagement box of goodies for fun and refreshment. As in 2021, CME is included in registration for both in-person and remote attendees.

APC Council and the PRODS, UMEDS, PDAS and GMEAS Councils have again prepared excellent programs with timely topics and leading presenters. For the latest program details, go to Information is now available on the website to register, to reserve a hotel room, or to exhibit.

Preview the APC 2022 session topics that include:


  • Maintaining Morale During Stressful Times
  • Building Successful Partnerships and Business Ventures
  • Succession Planning for Transitioning
  • Holistic Recruitment for Residency Programs


  • Supporting Our Medical Educators, with guest speaker Sanjay Desai, MD, Chief Academic Officer and Group Vice President of Medical Education at the American Medical Association
  • Training Pathologist-Scientists: Strategies to Maximize Success
  • Revising the Pathology Residency Curriculum
  • Reviewing Race in Medical Education, the C. Bruce Alexander Lecture, Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD, Duke University, plus a DEI Workshop on Addressing Race-Based Medicine


  • New Pathology Clinical Consultation Codes and Their Applications to Academic Practice
  • Compensation Plans, Equity Pay, and Financial Models for Faculty
  • Workforce Issues and the Changing Landscape for Academic Labs
  • Transgender Medicine and the Inclusive and Affirmative Management of LGBTQ Patients, with Patricia Thomas Lecturer Ina Amarillo, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

We hope you will join us for the 2022 APC Annual Meeting!


Want to Exhibit or Partner with APC?
APC is excited to welcome back LIVE exhibits to the 2022 APC Annual Meeting! See the Exhibitor Prospectus for details of pricing and benefits. Applications accepted until May 31, 2022 or until sold out!

Stay tuned and keep an eye out for announcements on the APC 2022 Annual Meeting website at:

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Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

The Pathology Leadership Academy (PLA) is designed to build and strengthen leadership skills and knowledge for current and future leaders in academic pathology. The next PLA will be held July 16 - 17, 2022 and will focus on team building, group dynamics, addressing disruptive physicians, and coaching for effectiveness. For complete program details, go to

APPLY TO PARTICIPATE TODAY at:! Space is limited!

For more information, please contact the APC office at [email protected] or call 302-660-4943.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Service Awards! Each awardee will be honored during the Awards Dinner Program in-person at the APC 2022 Annual Meeting. Click here to learn more about the APC 2022 Annual Meeting Program and REGISTER TODAY!

Association of Pathology Chairs Distinguished Service Award
Barbara Ducatman, MD Barbara S. Ducatman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Margaret Grimes Distinguished Teaching Award in
Graduate Medical Education

Richard Haspel, MD, PhD Richard L. Haspel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Medical Director, Stem Cell Processing Laboratory; Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Michele Raible Distinguished Teaching Award in
Undergraduate Medical Education

 Mike Borowitz, MD, PhD

Michael J. Borowitz, MD, PhD
Executive Deputy Director, Department of Pathology, Professor of Pathology and Oncology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Kamran Mirza, MD Kamran M. Mirza, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Pathology Department Administrators Section
Distinguished Service Award

Susan Evers  Susan P. Evers, MPH, FACHE
Associate Chair for Administration, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Graduate Medical Education Administrators Section
Distinguished Service Award

Leah (Ginger) Jozwiak  Leah (Ginger) Jozwiak
Operations/Academic Manager, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital


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VALID Updates
The HELP Committee recently released the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements (FDASLA) Act, which (as feared) includes the VALID Act of 2022. The VALID Act creates a new regulatory framework at the FDA for both IVD test kits and laboratory developed testing procedures (LDTs). This is a major overhaul to the current system of oversight with significant implications for patient care, clinical labs, and innovation. Stakeholders have been actively engaged in the policy development for years providing constructive feedback and specific language requests. Yet, the VALID Act of 2022 fails to reflect these requests and comments. 

The potential negative impact of the VALID Act on patient access and medical practice are deeply concerning to the academic pathology community. AMP, ACMG, AACC, and APC initiated an organizational and institutional sign-on letter, linked here. We are grateful to APC members who supported the letter by signing on behalf of their departments and by sharing the letter with their government relations offices for institutional sign-on. We are also grateful to the organizations that joined in support, including AAMC, ACLPS, API, ASCP, ASH, and ASHI. We remain committed to communicating our grave concerns to Congress, while they consider the VALID Act as part of the required FDA medical device user fee reauthorization bill in the coming months.   

APC Supports Pathology GME Program Coordinators
On behalf of the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) Program Directors Section (PRODS) Chair and the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee Chair, Dr. Diane Kowalski and Dr. Douglas C. Miller, respectively, submitted a letter of concern to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education encouraging an increase in the minimum staffing support range (between 20% and 50% FTE) to a minimum of at least 50% FTE support for Program Coordinators in pathology. Details and the rationale are included in the letter.

APC Supports FY22 National Institutes of Health Funding
APC joined over 300 organizations in signing onto the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research’s fiscal year 2023 recommendations. To promote the sustained, robust growth necessary to make consequential progress against pressing health challenges, in fiscal year (FY) 2023, the Ad Hoc Group recommended a program level of at least $49.048 billion for the NIH base budget, which would represent an increase of $4.1 billion over the comparable FY2022 funding level (an increase of $3.5 billion or 7.9% in the NIH appropriation, plus funding from the 21st Century Cures Act for specific initiatives). Importantly, the Ad Hoc Group strongly urged lawmakers to ensure that any funding for the new Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) be over and above their $49 billion recommendation for NIH’s base budget, rather than take away from the foundational investment in the NIH. In addition, the coalition supported the President’s proposal to supplement NIH’s budget with additional mandatory funding to speed the pace of pandemic response and readiness.

2022 Advocacy Priorities
In cooperation with APC’s Advocacy Committee, which consists of representatives from the Graduate Medical Education, Practice & Management, Research, and Undergraduate Medical Education Committees, APC Council recently issued their 2022 Advocacy Priorities.

To learn more about APC’s advocacy efforts and collaborations to address the most pressing needs of academic pathology, visit our website at:

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APC Hosted its Second Virtual Open House for Medical Students
Following APC’s participation in AAMC’s 2nd Virtual Specialty Forum in March, APC hosted a Pathology Open House for medical students on May 17th that focused on applying to a pathology residency. Attendees were asked about their greatest fears and concerns with applying to residency, which generated the following responses:

Special thanks to the volunteers that were able to address attendee questions and concerns about applying to residency, and truly made this event possible: Current Residents Robert Christian, MD (Oregon Health & Science University), Kayla Elliott, MD (University of Vermont), and Amanda Herrmann, MD, PhD (University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston) and Pathology Residency Program Directors Sarah Calkins, MD (University of California, San Francisco), Robert Hoffman, MD, PhD (Vanderbilt University), Diane Kowalski, MD (Yale University), Douglas Miller, MD, PhD (University of Missouri), Wesley Naritoku, MD, PhD (Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California), Charles Timmons, MD, PhD (University of Texas Southwestern).

Share the 90-minute recording and the slide set presented, which are now posted on the Student Opportunities page at:

View, download, and share compiled lists of resources related to pathology, careers, organizations, and academic pathologists -- especially for medical students, including materials from the APC Virtual Open House.

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After 7 great years with SAGE Publishing, in January 2022 Academic Pathology joined the world-class collection of journals and pathology resources published by Elsevier! In this new publishing alliance, your Academic Pathology articles now have increased visibility to a global audience of academic leaders, while keeping the same Open Access benefits, editors, and staff you value. The new submission site is now open! Submit your manuscript today at:

Recently Published Articles

Are you ready to play Pathology Pyramid? An exploration of an alternative method of learning through gaming in pathology resident education, Christopher C. Attaway, et al. Research Article First Published April 18, 2022:

Implementation of a required 3rd-year medical student surgical pathology clinical experience, Sonya J. Wegman, et al. Research Article First Published March 28, 2022:

View More of the Latest Articles:

The COVID-19 Special Collection and an archive of Academic Pathology articles can still be found at:

Open Access Award Program
The Society of ’67 Open Access Award Program seeks to promote the publication of high-quality original scholarship in a peer-reviewed journal by authors at an early stage of academic development. Award recipients will have the article processing fee paid for by the Society of ’67. The first or corresponding author (qualifying author) must be a medical student, pathology resident or fellow, or junior faculty. New Online Application Form -- Submit your application to determine if you and your potential manuscript qualify for the Society of '67 Open Access Award (Click here to preview a PDF of the application), but all responses must be submitted online. Find more program information and application instructions at:

Donate today to support this and other Society of ’67 programs!

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